Among Us is very much a game of two halves, as how to win as a crew mate various wildly from how to win as an Imposter. For that reason, we’ve separated the tips here into two categories, so that no matter what you’re playing as, you can gain the upper hand.
Sounds basic, but this is how you win. Try completing a group of tasks in one area at a time. Not only will this allow you to monitor an area better, but also get a lot done efficiently.
Tasks are crucial to victory as a crewmate. The whole crew needs to either complete all of the tasks before the Impostor kills everyone off, or to vote all of the Impostors out.
Take Breaks Between Tasks
Yeah, this contradicts the tip above, but make sure you don’t have a laser focus on the tasks, otherwise you’ll never figure out the Impostor.
Be Aware of Your Sight Lines
Most tasks take up the whole screen, leaving you blind, and some take a long time to complete. Be aware not to do these if someone suspicious is around.
Consider doing the tasks you know will take more time first when you’ve got the best chance to be around a lot of people.
Safety in Numbers
Traveling with a person you trust means its much harder for an Impostor to kill you, but you may well be pairing up with an Impostor yourself. Tread carefully. If you can be with more than one other person you’ll probably be better off.
Let Someone See You do a Visual Task
Most tasks aren’t visual – as in others can’t tell if you’re doing them – but a few are. Scanning in the MedBay, for example. If someone sees you, they know for sure you’re not an Impostor.
Keep an eye on people who complete critical tasks too. For instance, if you’re on your way to fix the lights or power, remember who was there before you and take note of whether or not they completed the task before you had a chance to. Did anyone show up after you had completed the task? Almost more important, who didn’t show up?
Lots of accusations fly in the chat, but watch out that Impostors will often accuse someone innocent. Don’t just follow the first accusation, it could be Impostors trying to thin the herd.
Keep a lookout
Strange behavior doesn’t necessarily an Impostor, but it is definitely worth making a mental note of.
- Standing near vents for no reason
- Standing in corners of a room away from tasks
- Not being able to clearly articulate what tasks they were working on during a round
- Making excuses for not finishing things because of reasons outside the game
- Staying in only one or two rooms where there aren’t many tasks
- Standing near doors but not entering rooms frequently
Some of these actions could be done just because a player is inexperienced. Still, be cautious!
Don’t be afraid to skip a vote if no one has convinced you, the road to winning comes through completing tasks.
Know the map
Try to Blend In
Know where tasks take place. This is the most important part of being a believable “crewmate” as the Imposter! Pretend to do tasks (and let people see you) by standing by and waiting. The game even gives you fake ones, so you don’t duplicate anyone else’s tasks.
When you give your alibi, be sure to mention the “tasks” you completed and where. Just giving the locations you were at during the round isn’t convincing. If you can back them up with specific tasks you’ll be far more convincing.
You can learn tasks for each map by playing in the practice mode. Definitely take the time to do this if you’re trying to best experienced friends.
There is often limited time to discuss the Impostor after a body is discovered, so try and throw the suspicion elsewhere. Don’t be too obvious (like don’t say you saw them kill when they obviously didn’t), but do try and upset the balance.
Follow An Accusation
Occasionally, a crewmate will accuse the wrong person. When this happens, you want to double down on this and get them out. With multi Impostors, you can even team up and accuse.
Watch the Kill Counter
You can’t just kill whenever you want, as there’s a kill cooldown timer. Don’t go in for the kill if it means trailing someone for 15 seconds.
Be strategic about who you kill too. If someone was accusing you of being an Imposter, it could be more fishy if they suddenly turn up dead the next round.
Lock players in, set off faults… anything to delay them completing their tasks. Locking players in together can cause suspicion too. Do this strategically. Maybe even lock yourself in with someone you don’t plan to kill so that you’re safe.
If you sabotage the O2 in The Skeld, for example, you know crewmates are going to rush there. But some will ignore the alarm and work on their tasks on the other side, aware that other crew mates will handle it. You can linger away from the sabotage in the hopes that someone unguarded will walk by.
Vent with Caution
Vents are a great way to get around, especially if you’ve trapped someone in a room, but if anyone sees you, they know you’re the Impostor. The animation for an Imposter popping out of a vent is very obvious if someone sees it.
Don’t be afraid to act odd
Everyone is trying to figure the Impostor out, so everyone is going to wander around a little bit. Don’t be afraid to be a little odd, especially if you’re playing with IRL friends and are having a few games.